By: Anna McGuffin
Not only was Aaron Copland a great American composer, he was a great composer worldwide. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York in a very drab neighborhood. He was influenced by jazz musicians and French composers. He made many remarkable contributions to the world of music and worked to make music more enjoyable to the everyday listener. His major works are not only world famous, but world-appreciated.
Aaron Copland was
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produced the mega-hit, “Appalachian Spring.”
Aaron Copland was a composer not to be soon forgotten. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he moved to Paris and eventually to greatness. Influenced by jazz musicians and French composers, he made remarkable contributions to the world of music and to its listeners. Aaron Copland died in North Tarrytown, New York, on December 2, 1990.
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